The companies "Verizon" and "AT&T" postponed the launch of the fifth generation service "C-Band" due to warnings from airlines that fear the interference of the fifth generation communications system with the altimeters in aircraft.
And the heads of major American airlines warned of “catastrophic disruptions” in the transportation and shipping sectors in the event that the fifth generation “5G” networks operate for the Internet, as scheduled, without setting controls for transmitting stations located near airports in the United States.
Verizon and AT&T have postponed the launch of the new 5G C-Band service twice due to warnings from airlines and aircraft manufacturers concerned that the new communications system would interfere with devices used by aircraft to measure altimeters.
"We are writing to you urgently to request that 5G networks operate everywhere in the country except within approximately two miles of airport runways, as established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 19, 2022," the company chiefs said in a letter.
The letter addressed to the Minister of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, warned; And government officials, from an “economic disaster” if Verizon and AT&T go ahead with deploying the new technology before making the necessary updates and changes to flight equipment.
And she stressed, "Frankly, it will stop trade in the country completely." And airlines fear that the measures not covering all airports could cause major disruptions, including stopping thousands of flights; What may stop the commercial movement in the country.
And the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it had given its approval to operate some transmitting stations within areas where the fifth generation will be deployed, so that “up to 48 of the airports most affected by frequency interference (the fifth generation C-band) have been secured out of the 88.”